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by totta crolla
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Re doing my tired 7ag motor
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: Re doing my tired 7ag motor

Do you have any questions about your rebuild? May as well keep this page active as long as possible...
by totta crolla
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Shock Dyno Data Anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 4792

Re: Shock Dyno Data Anyone?

l think my e-mail address attached to this site is defunct. Can you try via PM please Jayrdee?
by totta crolla
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Shock Dyno Data Anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 4792

Re: Shock Dyno Data Anyone?

Jayrdee, yep sent you some details. Whilst I understand that used dampers will give a slightly different result to new ones my TRD's seem about as good as I want for my application. If they have worn to this setting then all the better for getting the data now!
by totta crolla
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Shock Dyno Data Anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 4792

Re: Shock Dyno Data Anyone?

Some useful information there Jondee, thanks. My TRD's are 48511-AE881 1127/588N 4-stage adjustable rate Cartridge type I wonder, should we assume the figures on the far left of the image 'GTV' etc are the standard damper rates? Piston test speeds would need to be confirmed and possibly converted. I...
by totta crolla
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Shock Dyno Data Anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 4792

Re: Shock Dyno Data Anyone?

I'm very tempted to send you one of the TRD blues. It would be interesting to see the graphs and to see what adjusting them does. For the roads in the U.K most performance dampers feel too stiff in high speed bump, wheels hopping etc. and using softer springs has little or no effect on this behaviou...
by totta crolla
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Engine Fuse keeps blowing (20V Silvertop Conversion - Tweak Harness/Haltech)
Replies: 2
Views: 671

Re: Engine Fuse keeps blowing (20V Silvertop Conversion - Tweak Harness/Haltech)

I was following this and racking my brain. Thanks for the update and I'm glad you got it sorted.
by totta crolla
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Check Engine Light, goes off @ 4000 ish rpms
Replies: 7
Views: 2928

Re: Check Engine Light, goes off @ 4000 ish rpms

Ok I'm going to throw this out there and it is what I'm thinking, not what I know for certain but it may be worth discussing... Could an O2 sensor be at fault, one that is configured in the ECU to go open loop at above 4200rpm so it would stop reporting a fault over this rpm? Is there another sensor...
by totta crolla
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Steering Column Adjustment Part/Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1521

Re: Steering Column Adjustment Part/Question

The way it is written sounds like you have an adjustable column but the lever is missing?
by totta crolla
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Steering rack moving
Replies: 12
Views: 6694

Re: Steering rack moving

Great, well done and thanks for the feedback.
by totta crolla
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Steering rack moving
Replies: 12
Views: 6694

Re: Steering rack moving

also check the front wheel bearings.
by totta crolla
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Steering rack moving
Replies: 12
Views: 6694

Re: Steering rack moving

Check the universal joint that connects the steering column to the rack pinion.
by totta crolla
Wed May 06, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: MRP Flywheel Bolt Options
Replies: 5
Views: 1307

Re: MRP Flywheel Bolt Options

Surely MRP can supply the correct bolts for you?
by totta crolla
Fri May 01, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Syncing throttle bodies question
Replies: 5
Views: 1657

Re: Syncing throttle bodies question

You definitely need a tool to measure the air flow as shown by OST The important thing is to adjust the linkage off of idle. A way to do this is to open the throttle a small set amount, this can be done by wedging the cable open. Then you need to adjust the linkages so that each itb reads the same. ...
by totta crolla
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: HIGH comp Big port carby build with MANY questions
Replies: 28
Views: 5459

Re: HIGH comp Big port carby build with MANY questions

Here is a video on valve clearance:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB8uVQxr3Pw
And one on valve lapping:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA-edFt6TuU
Some people say that valve lapping is not necessary these days, l'll not comment on that!
by totta crolla
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: HIGH comp Big port carby build with MANY questions
Replies: 28
Views: 5459

Re: HIGH comp Big port carby build with MANY questions

No assumption required, anyone who builds an engine and is then surprised by the compression ratio...

"I don't really know what I built"
"I ran a compression test on the cylinders and they all read high, really high, like 15 bar high"
by totta crolla
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: HIGH comp Big port carby build with MANY questions
Replies: 28
Views: 5459

Re: HIGH comp Big port carby build with MANY questions

That's it jinx, in a nutshell.
by totta crolla
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: HIGH comp Big port carby build with MANY questions
Replies: 28
Views: 5459

Re: HIGH comp Big port carby build with MANY questions

Sorry if the truth doesn't suit you.
by totta crolla
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: HIGH comp Big port carby build with MANY questions
Replies: 28
Views: 5459

Re: HIGH comp Big port carby build with MANY questions

You asked this question: "What supporting mods are the most important?" Throwing those camshafts in and having no facility to fine tune them is a complete waste of time. Here is the thing, to make the power that your build may be capable of you will need to set the carbs up properly but yo...
by totta crolla
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: HIGH comp Big port carby build with MANY questions
Replies: 28
Views: 5459

Re: HIGH comp Big port carby build with MANY questions

I guess you built this engine to give more power than standard... otherwise why bother? At least two of your questions would be answered by taking the engined to a dyno / rolling road, 98 octane fuel and a good AFR. The weak point of the 4age? The person who tunes it.
by totta crolla
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 20V silvertop potential.
Replies: 6
Views: 1945

Re: 20V silvertop potential.

What you gain in revs you lose in low down torque compared to your 2.0
The cams you are considering are only marginally more aggressive than standard. Expect to see similar WHP figures to what you already have unless you go for a fully prepared competition engine where over 200hp is possible.
by totta crolla
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Tie rods and battery questitons
Replies: 3
Views: 1472

Re: Tie rods and battery questitons

Look in here and download the "body" manual (FSM red section) Adjustment instructions for the tie rods are shown under "front suspension" viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11214
by totta crolla
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Surging idle
Replies: 9
Views: 4478

Re: Surging idle

It could be that the TPS needs setting again. There is an idle switch in the TPS that must be engaged when idling if the switch is not engaged the fuel calibration from the ecu is wrong. This is relatively easy to check for free and the best way I have found is first to accurately scribe the current...
by totta crolla
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Shock Dyno Data Anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 4792

Re: Shock Dyno Data Anyone?

I have some TRD blue front AE86 dampers that on setting 3 seem almost perfect (for the springs used) I'd really like to know what the actual rates are! Also have AE86 Bilstein B6's Problem is... I'm in the U.K
by totta crolla
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Surging idle
Replies: 9
Views: 4478

Re: Surging idle

Is this an engine conversion or did the car come with installed engine from the factory? If it is factory then it could be the TPS. Try doing a diagnostic test and report results.
by totta crolla
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: AE86 Rough Start up
Replies: 28
Views: 11763

Re: AE86 Rough Start up

jondee86 wrote:
totta crolla wrote:With the diagnostic port shorted you should get a steady flashing of the engine
management light (EML) on the dashboard, it should not be on solid. J?

Chances are the ECU was not in diagnostic mode... https://ibb.co/ZJrRF7V

Cheers... jondee86


Oh... that'll do it :shock:
by totta crolla
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: AE86 Rough Start up
Replies: 28
Views: 11763

Re: AE86 Rough Start up

Yes Jondee those are correct.
by totta crolla
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: AE86 Rough Start up
Replies: 28
Views: 11763

Re: AE86 Rough Start up

With the diagnostic port shorted you should get a steady flashing of the engine management light (EML) on the dashboard, it should not be on solid. Jondee will chime in I'm sure but l think this could be a TPS problem where the idle switch is not engaged in the TPS, effectively the ecu looks at the ...
by totta crolla
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: AE86 Rough Start up
Replies: 28
Views: 11763

Re: AE86 Rough Start up

by totta crolla
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: AE86 Rough Start up
Replies: 28
Views: 11763

Re: AE86 Rough Start up

It sounds like it is over fuelling but I'm not sure that there is an error code for that when the engine is first started as the O2 sensor is not reporting. Have you checked for stored error codes? Maybe try disconnecting the cold start injector to see if there is a difference?
by totta crolla
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 184
Views: 23659

Re: What happened here

My Corolla has laid dormant for over a Year now and I feel guilty about that. Having drifted to the dark side of FWD and a different manufacturer l can honestly say that I miss this forum almost as much as my Corolla, there is just so much knowledge and information here and long may it continue. Sor...